F du Plessis 96, Raina 53 help CSK post 170/5 against Kings XI

MOHALI: F du Plessis brilliant 96 and Suresh Raina 53 helped CSK post 170/5 in the stipulated 20 overs against Kings XI at the IS Bindra Stadium here on Sunday.
Earlier, Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field asking CSK to bat.
It was du Plessis blistering knock of 96 and Raina’s 53 bringing 170/5 for CSK.
CSK opening pair Shane Watson and F du Plessis went on to add 30 runs for the first wicket.
Sam Curran gave a breakthrough in powerplay by removing opener Shane Watson in the 5th over. Watson scored 7 off 11 balls with a 1 four.
CSK’s 50 came in the first ball of the 8th over when Raina hit Ashwin for four towards the third man.
After Watson’s exit duo of du Plessis and Raina piled up 120 runs for the second wicket partnership smashing Punjab bowlers to boundaries.
In the first ball of the 13th over du Plessis came with 1 run in Ashwin’s spell to bring a half-century and then in same over 100 also came up.
Suresh Raina at the other end also hammered Punjab bowlers bringing up his 50 in the 2nd ball of the 15th over charging Ashwin for four towards deep midwicket.
After playing his 50 knock Raina scored 3 more runs and was caught at short fine leg by Shami in Curran’s spell in the 17th over. Raina’s 53 came in 38 balls striking 5 fours and 2 sixes.
After Raina du Plessis who was at his best was stopped by Curran with a yorker in the 19th over.
du Plessis blasted 96 off 55 balls with 10 fours and 4 sixes. Then in the last over CSK lost two wickets in form of Rayudu 1, and Jadhav 0.
However, Dhoni 10 and Dwayne Bravo 1 remained not out.
For Punjab Sam Curran 35/3 and Mohammed Shami 17/2 were the wicket takers.